Afghanistan Cricket Board : Oman as New Adopted Home Ground
Al Amerat stadium in Oman might become the new adopted ground for Afghanistan according to Afghanistan Cricket Board.
Adopted New Home
Afghanistan Cricket Board have an idea of moving their home venue to Oman for the future international encounters after being approved as a test venue on January 11, 2020. It is planned home ground against Zimbabwe this coming February. Zimbabwe can travel Oman for the proposed game series against Afghanistan despite of COVID-19 cases in Zimbabwe and the state were imposed strict rules, Afghanistan cricket board still looking to shift their home ground venue to Oman.
Oman is Open to Afghanistan
“The gate is open for Afghanistan (to make Oman as their home venue),” – Raees Ahmadzai, Afghanistan’s director of cricket, was quoted on cricbuzz on Monday. “We love to play there because Oman Cricket Board done a great job during COVID-19 time. So Oman is another option for us in future to play all types of cricket. We have got good options and thanks to the Indian board (BCCI) and UAE, and now Oman,” he added. Due to certain visa issue, the series against Ireland is in danger. That’s the one reason why Afghanistan Cricket Board have to be careful in decision making. They also believed that moving to Oman will be much lesser for them from United Arab Emirates.
Afghanistan was based on Sharjah-Ajman United Arab Emirates before moving to India and their adopted home ground in 2019 was in Dehradun and it was shifted to Lucknow Stadium. But you must know that Al-Amerat complex outside Muscat has been the host of too many international matches before. It is also being considered as one of the best stadiums among nations and it’s become the 2nd nation in the gulf region after United Arab Emirates to host a certain test match.